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'Purge Online' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creators of Future versus Fantasy (FvF), Freeform Interactive LLC comes the Purge Demo. Purge is an online-only, hybrid FPS/RPG using highly modified Lithtech Talon Engine technology. In a market of shooter clones, Purge is one of the most original and unique games released in the last few years. Purge allows players to build custom characters: choosing from 7 player attributes, 8 science-fiction and fantasy classes, 32 weapons, and 24 skills. Also, Purge has fully realized non-combat roles where players can succeed without ever directly fighting. The updated Purge Demo includes the map Riley's Gap and weights in at 77MB, or there is a small update patch to apply to the previous version.

'Eve Online' Beta Phase 7 - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions (CCP), developer of the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "EVE Online: The Second Genesis" announced today phase seven of beta testing has begun. Also announced today a new server cluster has gone online on a 'backbone' of the Internet. These new servers will allow CCP to host 100,000 players in the same world as opposed to "shards." Finally, CCP also announced the Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for EVE beta testers will be dropped within a week. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Starscape' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With most of its crew missing and its weapons systems ruined the space research station Aegis is all but lost. As the last remaining pilot you must help rebuild the station’s defences, acquire alien technology and create your own uniquely configured set of fighters. By mining the asteroids within the grid dimension, valuable resources can be harvested to fuel the Aegis’s molecular furnace to build devastating weaponry. Within the nodes of the grid you will encounter allies to aid in the struggle to escape, uncover the terrible purpose of the evil Archnid race and learn why you and the rest of the crew were brought here. Read more for download links ...

'Uplink : Hacker Elite' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2003 @ 11:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uplink brings players into the depths of one of the world’s most intriguing settings: cyberspace. Players take on the role of an Uplink agent, working for large corporations and hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people. Stock markets can be influenced, personal records can be altered, and money can be transferred... sometimes into the wrong hands. There is small update patch available for Strategy First's recently released Uplink : Hacker Elite, bringing the retail game to v1.31 (Win/Linux). Read more for download links ...

'Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havoc' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 25, 2003 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rayman, the only gaming hero with no arms, no legs, helicopter hair, and brand new powers, hits the PC with the latest installment of the 11-million-plus-best-selling franchise! Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc for the PC has shipped for retail.

'Lionheart' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2003 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. A fresh batch of Lionheart screens has arrived!

'POSTAL 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes').

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 25, 2003 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft® Entertainment announced today that CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is now available for the PC. Based on the hit television series from CBS, the CSI game challenges players to solve a series of crimes, acting as a new member of the Las Vegas CSI team. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is rated "M-Mature" and is available for a retail price of $29.99.

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 25, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Warriors are closing in and they are prepared for a major assault. KOEI Corporation today announced that Dynasty Warriors 4 is shipping to retailers throughout North America. Consumers can expect to find the game on retail shelves as early as Wednesday, and can still order it through online retailers including ebgames.com, gamestop.com, kbtoys.com, and toysrus.com.